September 07, 2008
First Two Quiet Days; Bring- und Holtag
With Jason now taking the train and bus to school (we worked gradually into this, first driving all the way, then taking the bus partway), I have a lot more time in my day (and use far less gas/petrol), not to mention more sanity (with less traffic and strapped-in time). Jason is doing great with the new method of transport. I really appreciate his positive attitude and independence. After I drop him off at the train station (12 minutes from our house), he has a 14-minute train ride, then an 8-minute bus ride (or so).
With my new-found extra time, and finally two days without scheduled engagements, I was able at last to properly finish some long-delayed moving-in tasks. I organized the books in our library so we ca find what we are looking for now, and sorted through a big box of stuff Emily had cleared out of her room upon unpacking here in CH.
Just in time, too, as Saturday our town hosted a "Bring- und Holtag" - a swap event. Bring your junk to give away (only stuff that is in good condition) and take other people's great free stuff (aka their junk). We brought some clothes, shoes, toys, and books, and brought home 3 VHS tapes (Apollo 13, Sense and Sensibility, and Sneakers - all in English, no less!). My bag was definitely lighter and emptier on the walk home, a real bonus. Hey, and the video tapes even work. I popped them in just to check, but plan to watch them later.
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Apollo 13 is a must-see, so I am glad you have that now. A true story and one with lots of faith and ingenuity involved! Love, Mom
Posted by: Patricia | Sep 9, 2008 5:04:40 AM